Omas Limited Edition Atlantide Fountain Pen
Inspired to Plat’s “Timeus “, the Omas Limited Edition Atlantide Fountain Pen is the allegory of the fabled city whose history is detailed through a hand-tooled design in gold throughout the pen.
The design should be read from the bottom upwards and means to remind the birth of life and man evolution.
History, religion, geologic and geographic evolution amalgamate leading to different interpretation and leaving ample space to lively imagination.
In the background, a color that Omas has created expressly for this limited pen : the Atlantide red, symbolizes the opulence, the prosperity, the feast and the lige.
The design begins as a block of 18k rose gold, which is completely handcrafted over a period of three months.
The body of the pen is topped by a small cornelian cabochon (the legend says Atlantide was rich in this semi-precious stone) and each pen fitted with an 18kt gold nib.
Each Omas Limited Edition Atlantide Fountain Pen is limited to only 30 pieces and it is extremely rare today.
Omas was established in Pens Bologna, Italy in 1925 by Armando Simoni who designed equipments and tools for the company to make the Omas Pens. The name OMAS comes from the first letters of Officina Meccanica Armando Simoni, a name synonymous to quality and contemporary design today.
Some of the most iconic designs of OMAS includes the vintage Omas Doctor Pen which allows a thermometer to be inserted into the pen, Omas Art Italiana Collection, Omas 360 Collection with a triangular body to maximize grip and writing comfort.
The largest size pen manufactured as a non-limited edition in the OMAS stable include the 12-faceted Paragon, the second largest being the Milord Collection. Omas product range was last updated in 2005 with the Milord model which has the size of the pre-2005 Paragon model. OMAS continued to release Limited editions based on their earlier style pens. Other luxury collection include the Apollo 11 Collection, Atlantide Collection, Merville Du Monde and the Almirante Collection.
In 2000, the French company LVMH acquired OMAS from the heirs of Armando Simoni. Subsequently, in October 2007 the Xinyu Hengdeli Group 亨得利 of Hong Kong purchased 90% equity stake in OMAS. It was subsequently sold to another Chinese company O-Luxe.
As at this time of writing, OMAS pens have become such a collectible pen that exudes luxury and contemporary design of modern times. Hence, with the company on liquidation since 2015, Omas is definitely a very collectible pen.